Shot on location in San Francisco and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt, The man who cheated himself tells the story of a policeman who pushes the boundaries of the law by covering up a crime committed by his lover. He then finds himself assigned to investigate that very same crime, along with a new rookie partner who is determined to track down the culprit.
The film is also available elsewhere on the archive, as a 2.2GB MPEG2 or on a 7.3GB ISO DVD image. The smaller file offered here is intended to make the film more accessible to people otherwise discouraged by larger versions.
Both the XViD/AVI file offered here and the MPEG2 mentioned above seem derived from the exact same print and show the same artifacts, except for the fact that the XViD is a progressive (24fps) transfer while the MPEG2 is a telecined (30fps) transfer. Since the film wasn't well-preserved, the artifacts unfortunately include missing frames, white dots, blinking vertical lines and low crackling/scratching sounds.